Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS)

Awarded By: University of Waterloo
Updated on Mar 1, 2024
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Course: Bachelors|Masters
Deadline: Sep 1, 2023
Amount: CAD 15,000

Scholarship Overview

Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) are offered at the University of Waterloo to international students who are pursuing a Master’s Degree. This is a Merit-Based Scholarship, which is provided to only 5 students. Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) are valued at CAD 15000 for 5 students who qualify from the University of Waterloo.

Applicable course, university, and country

This scholarship is applicable for University of Waterloo in Canada. This scholarship is applicable for Masters Degree, Bachelors Degree

  • OGS awards are open to applicants in all disciplines of academic study
  • Some of the courses include:
  • Master of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Applied Science in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
  • Master of Mathematics- Computer Science
  • Master of Applied Science in Civil Engineering

Scholarship amount details

Max scholarship per student: CAD 15,000 => Rs 9,19,950

Conversion rate used: 1 CAD = Rs. 61.33 (last updated 7th December 2023)

Scholarship amount will be given: Yearly

  • Each OGS is valued at a maximum of $15,000 per year. The award is paid as $5,000 per term for either two or three terms
  • Awards are granted for up to one year in duration and are non-renewable. Applicants must apply annually in order to be considered

Scholarship amount can be used for:

Type of Expense Indicates if the scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees ✔ Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense × Not covered in scholarship
Accommodation × Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses × Not covered in scholarship
Spouse/Child Care × Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover × Not covered in scholarship
Application × Not covered in scholarship
Others × Not covered in scholarship

Number of students to be awarded:


Eligible student nationality

India, United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Malaysia, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Norway, Japan, Thailand, Belgium, Armenia, Fiji, China, South Korea, Greece, Mauritius, Estonia, Luxembourg, Ukraine, South Africa, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Philippines, Cyprus, Bangladesh, Lithuania, Monaco, Nepal, Georgia, Hong Kong, Turkey, Malta, Bahrain, Barbados, Guyana, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Finland, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Isle of Man, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Pitcairn, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Appication Process for this scholarship

  • Waterloo and non-Waterloo post-secondary transcripts are required as part of a complete OGS application
  • Two academic references are required as part of a complete OGS application package
  • Application Form is required

Application Documents:

Type of documents Indicates if this type of document is required to be submitted
LOR Required
Official transcripts Required

Scholarship Application: This scholarship needs a separate external application.

Important Dates & FAQ info:

Info Date
Application Final End Date February 01, 2024
Reference Submission Date February 01, 2024
Transcript Form Submission Date February 01, 2024
Phone Number 519-888-4567


Additional Information:

  • Due to the limited quota of awards available for international students, prospective graduate students are not eligible to apply
  • All students must be registered full time at the time of holding the scholarship
  • Selected recipients are normally within their program time limits but students over their term limits are still eligible to apply
  • Master’s students can receive an OGS for a maximum of two academic years and doctoral students for a maximum of four academic years
  • In addition, students cannot exceed a lifetime maximum of six (6) years of government-funded graduate awards
  • When reviewing those who were selected to receive an OGS or QEII-GSST over the last several competition years:
  • Most had averages of 85% or above in each of their last two years of full-time academic study;
  • Most had published journal articles, as well as refereed conference proceedings and posters or presentations; and
  • Most have held previous Provincial (OGS/QEII-GSST) or Federal Tri-Council scholarships (approximately 50% of applicants)

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Applicants must have achieved a first-class average (minimum of A-/80%), in EACH of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent)
  • Eligibility averages are calculated using grades from your most-recent academic history up to August 31, 2023, regardless of program or relevance to your current or proposed program
  • Waterloo is required to adhere to these parameters as dictated by Ontario’s Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU)
  • International applicants must:
    • be currently registered in a graduate program at Waterloo or be on an approved leave of absence/inactive term by February 1, 2024 in order to be considered

Special Restrictions: No Special Restriction is applicable.

Exams Details:

Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
UG Required (minimum score 80.0%)

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Frequently Asked Questions

The frequently asked questions about the scholarship are:

Who can apply for the Scholarship?

The scholarship is applicable to students from various countries.

What is the minimum Qualification Required?

The students must have completed their bachelor’s education from a recognized institution.

What is the procedure for applying?

This scholarship needs a separate external application.

What are the documents required for filling the forms?

Official transcripts.

What is the duration of the Scholarship?

One Time